Jan 13, 2017

Best Open Headphones for VR (Immersive Headphones)

I have been wanting VR for awhile but I just started looking in the audio game and I was wondering, what's a good set of cans for gaming and also very immersive as to improve a Vive or Rift experience? I have come up with three pairs, the Philips Fidelio X2's, the AKG K7XX's and the Beyerdynamic DT990 Premium's. What do y'all think?
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I absolutely love my HD600 paired with the Mixamp pro TR AND the Magni 2 Uber.
It is an unusual recommendation for gaming, but I can hear so much stuff while gaming that it is almost overwhelming. I also own the Valhalla 2 and even though the magni 2 uber can't hold against it, it gets way too noisy because of the double amping when connected to the mixamp pro TR.

I have tried the DT990 250ohm version and even though it sounds very good and have a wider soundstage, it simply doesnt match the immersion and fidelity I get from the HD600. During my llast year´s vacation of 15 days I kept trying to understand how people keep putting the DT990 in the same category of the HD600. For me, even though the DT990 are excellent, the HD600 is in a whole different category.

I am always impressed with the way the HD600 changes with EQ. The Mixamp pro EQ makes it sound like a different headphone with slight changes.
Yooou're gonna want earbuds TBH, VR headsets get hot and sweaty.
The X2's have the widest sound stage out of any of those cans, they're also pretty heavy headphones, weighing almost a pound added to the VR headset.
I have K712's, which are essentially better K7XX's. They're great but im not sure how well they'd work sitting on top of a a VR headset.
I have a pair of X2s that would be my choice just because they are such a great sounding headphone and easy to drive. I have also got the k702 and although still quite good for gaming just not enough bass for it the 7xx will be different though.
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